Joe Kane Productions (JKP) was founded in 1982 with the intent of assisting the video industry in improving the quality of video. Through work with the Hollywood post production community and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, better known as SMPTE, it became clear that there was a need for an easy to understand description of how video should be displayed. In 1988 the company illustrated the SMPTE specification for display device setup in a laserdisc program called A Video Standard. It became the first widely distributed illustration of how video is supposed to work and was the beginning of a critical reference for television. Video Essentials followed A Video Standard on laserdisc in 1996 and on DVD in 1997. In 2003 Joe Kane Productions released their latest system optimization tool, Digital Video Essentials, also known as DVE.

In 2004 Joe Kane Productions released the JKP Checklist program to help determine the technical quality of video products. Our Training program is developed to help insure the highest quality among dealers, calibrators, and custom installers, allowing for accurate image representation in one's home.

The company has been actively involved in lectures, training, writing, and consulting on topics of display standards including such diverse topics as screen specification for projection displays and specifications for all sorts of equipment used to drive displays. The company's clients include most of the television networks; many post production facilities, a large number of equipment manufacturers, and home theater installers. JKP has been actively involved in progressive high definition video since the mid-90's, supporting ABC with their introductions of 720p and currently helping with the development of format agnostic editing systems with a 1080p output.

JKP is expanding into the area of Proof Of Performance and 3D video. All too often claims are made for a particular capability of equipment that can't be justified when they are tested for what they can actually do. Proof of Performance involves testing video equipment to make sure it meets the requirements of the circumstances for which it is intended. We are paying particular attention to 3D displays, especially considering the claims being made for their capability.